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Title: Teleworking practice in small and medium-sized firms: Management style and worker autonomy
Authors: Clear, F
Dickson, K
Keywords: Teleworking;Autonomy;Management style;SMEs
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: New Technology, Work and Employment, 20(3): 218-233(16), Nov 2005
Abstract: In an empirical study of teleworking practices amongst small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in West London, organisational factors such as management attitudes, worker autonomy and employment flexibility were found to be more critical than technological provision in facilitating successful implementation. Consequently, we argue that telework in most SMEs appears as a marginal activity performed mainly by managers and specialist mobile workers.
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